Fairmont

Asia-Pacific

Accor Opens Its 700th Hotel in China

Accor has opened its 700th hotel in China, the Sofitel Shanghai North Bund, coinciding with the Sofitel brand’s sixtieth anniversary and the China-France Year of Culture and Tourism.
North America

Disney Vacation Club’s New Island Tower

Disney’s Island Tower at Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, opening December 2024, says it will be an eco-friendly addition to Walt Disney World.
Asia-Pacific

IHG Plans to Run 100 Hotels in India by 2029

IHG Hotels & Resorts plans to double its presence in India to 100 hotels over the next five years, expanding in key cities and introducing the InterContinental brand in Telangana by 2029.
North America

Hilton’s Names its New Extended Stay Brand

Hilton announced LivSmart Studios by Hilton is the official name of its new studio apartment-style, extended-stay hotel brand. LivSmart Studios already has more that 350 deals in various stages of negotiation.
North America

IHG Accelerates Global Expansion

Choice Hotels International purchased more shares in Wyndham Hotels & Resorts in its unsolicited exchange offer to acquire the company. The Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index rose 9.3% in November, with the Hotel REIT sub-index up 7.6% year-to-date and the Hotel Brand sub-index up 30.6% year-over-year. BCD Travel forecasts a global decrease in airfares and a 6.8% increase in hotel rates in 2024.
North America

New CEOs for Fairmont and Orient Express

Truist remains optimistic about US hotel demand and RevPAR, favoring C-Corp stocks like HLT, MAR, and H, and recommending Hyatt and Ryman Hospitality among REITs. Hilton is expanding in Baja California, Mexico with Tapestry Collection hotels. Ashford Hospitality Trust faces lawsuits over loan defaults. Accor announced executive appointments and a new hotel in Poland with Allenort Group.